The Atlas of North American English
by William Labov, Sharon Ash, Charles Boberg
Publisher: De Gruyter 2005
Number of pages: 318
The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America.
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